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    Re: Hayfever, killing, dying!

    I did a walk with my girlfriend yesterday through Leeds countryside. Now my eyes are killing

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    Re: Hayfever, killing, dying!

    I've been feeling pretty bad for a week now. Always worse after a night on the beer. It must dilute the antihistamines :-)

    At work I have air con that filters the pollen and at home I have one of these

    Its almost like I'm jake in a cage for most of the summer - locked away for my own protection.

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    Re: Hayfever, killing, dying!

    My hayfever hasn't kicked in yet but I am dreading it when it does

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    Re: Hayfever, killing, dying!

    A quick tip I have discovered this year - instead of just going and buying one tablets from the supermarket or a high street chemist - go to a proper chemist and ask for unbranded antihistamine.

    From our local co-op chemist I can get 30 tablets for £2.99.

    I used to only take them when I had reallly bad days because it cost too much money to take them just in case, whereas now I can take them constantly which, again so the chemist advises, helps them work even better - kind of a cumulative affect.

    They are exactly the same tablets, but you are not funding the advertising campaign and fancy packaging.

    My worst days are usually the four days every summer when we are bailing at my in-laws farm - but then it is kind of sadistic of them / me to even consider helping with it! Curiously it often hails the end of the hayfever season for me - perhaps there is something to immersive therapy!!

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    Im finding it bad today already, and my tabs and nose spray aint helping me one bit at the mo...

    I feel for everyone who suffers from it!

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    Re: Hayfever, killing, dying!

    Did my normal routine of pretending to be Ray Charles / Stevie Wonder and making my way to the bathroom this morning as my eyes had stuck together overnight...
    On the bike this morning, visor down the whole 13 miles to work - windows now FIRMLY Shut in the office - so another day of being miserable. Taken the normal dose of stuff which helps a little but not enough for me to notice...

    Its VERY high today the pollen count - I'm off in a mo to do a rain dance in the field. Anyone care to join me ?

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    Re: Hayfever, killing, dying!

    also dying here today - antihistamine has been overwhelmed atm.

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    Rain dance? Love to - do I need to bring the goat or will you be providing them?

    And what colour of loin cloth were you opting for - I would hate to clash!

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    Re: Hayfever, killing, dying!

    Zirtek are fantastic for hayfever relief, i also take them for my alergies with the cats! If your really bad then get some strong ones on prescription.

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    Re: Hayfever, killing, dying!

    Eyes a bit sore, but I have been taking Citirizene (SP?) for a couple of weeks now. As said above the cumulative effect really helps, and I get 3 months worth on a prescription.

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    Re: Hayfever, killing, dying!

    I've recently changed tablets because i complained to my new doctor (had to move for uni) that the old ones arent working. The problem is they're effectively the same thing. So the only way to get any relief is to take 2 of the old tablets (got a small stash left) and 1 of the new ones and flood my eyes with opticrom eye drops.

    And still, that only lasts a few hours! My dad's gf has something called telfast prescribed from the doctor. HUGE tablets and they are really effective.

    Today isnt as bad as yesterday if i'm honest, little bit of sneezing instead of every 10 minutes it's every half an hour or something

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    I've always had prescriptions from my GP, but now I know I can get them cheaper and without the hastle!

    Thanks for the tip Smile

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